Research and analysis

Safety lessons: assessing safe loading limits of fishing vessels

Safety message to the fishing industry about ensuring vessel stability, especially in small vessels with a low freeboard.


MAIB safety flyer issued April 2019

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A summary of the capsize of the singled-handed fishing vessel Laura Jane with loss of 1 life, highlighting several key safety issues.

The information has been prepared for:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 25 April 2019